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#DogsOfGCB Roundup #1

We love our #dogsofgcb posts! Round #1 – our first 25(ish) We asked and you answered. The call out was simple: share your photos of your favorite READ MORE

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Leaf Report September 2017

It’s funny, a couple weeks ago all the locals were commenting about how early we were seeing yellow this year. Fast forward a couple weeks and we READ MORE

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Early-Season Wildflower Guide

Crested Butte is the Wildflower Capital of Colorado. If you find yourself here before the height of the season, July-August, you’ll find there is still plenty of READ MORE

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Laurel’s Summer Bucket List

Summer here in the Gunnison Valley goes fast. The phrase, “blink and you miss it” is spot-on. Skiing is still my favorite, but summer beats winter in the READ MORE

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Sara’s Summer Bucket List

Since I moved to Colorado 5 years ago, Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley has quickly become my favorite area of the state. I’ve had some incredible READ MORE

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Can’t Miss Summer Events 2017

As the snow recedes higher into the mountains, the excitement of summer looms. There are a few events that are so quintessentially Gunnison Valley that they deserve READ MORE

Powder day at Teocalli Tamale

Winter 2017 Photo Essay

Crested Butte Mountain Resort just closed down for the season on Sunday and we have all been taking a moment to breathe. It looks like we only READ MORE

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Daniel’s Summer Bucket List

The thaw has started and even though we’ve had a bit of snow this past week, the warmer temperatures and excursions for fishing and boating are becoming READ MORE

Costumed Crested Butte Ladies on top of the headwall

We are Never-Never Land

I never set foot in the Gunnison Valley before late August 2008, but my husband Tom and I drove in with the hope of finding a new READ MORE

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Mountain Manners: Marijuana

The legal recreational marijuana industry is arguably the biggest thing to happen in Colorado this decade. While only a small minority of visitors to Colorado and our READ MORE

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Hunting the Gunnison Valley

Summer in the Gunnison Valley means preparing for Fall in the Gunnison Valley; specifically hunting season. Moving to Colorado, I met and made many friends who were READ MORE

RMBL inaturalist observations

Citizen Science with RMBL

Have you ever been hiking, biking, skiing, etc. and run into a plant, animal, insect, or flower that you couldn’t identify? Ever wished that you had a READ MORE

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Instagram Takeover: Heather Balogh Rochfort

Heather Balogh Rochfort will be taking over our Instagram account: @visitgcb this week as she stops through the Gunnison Valley. You can check out her Instagram: @acoloradogal and her blog to see some READ MORE

Jeff Game's shot of a snowy Crested Butte from last winter.

Instagram Takeover: Jeff Game

Jeff Game from The Traveling Game is coming into town this weekend from LA and we’re letting him take over our Instagram account: @visitgcb. He grew up READ MORE

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Green Drake Season

River and stream fishing, blown out by high water this past month, returns to the valley in the next couple of weeks. A reward for the hiatus READ MORE

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The Gunnison Valley Patio Guide

There’s something to be said about experiencing a place simply by watching the day go by. You can’t help but relax while dining outside on a pleasant READ MORE

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Yurt Dinner Experience

On December 21, I had the fortunate opportunity to join the Crested Butte Nordic Council for their Solstice Yurt Dinner Experience, and experience is really the best READ MORE

A Better Way to Beat the Houston Heat

Sticky, muggy, sweltering, oppressive … you’ve probably got a few choice words of your own to describe the weather. Houston’s average summer temperature is around 93 degrees. READ MORE

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Closing Weekend Shenanigans

With closing weekend at Crested Butte Mountain Resort just around the corner, it’s fun to think back on the fun of closing weekends past. I had no READ MORE

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Fat Bikes Expand Winter Fun

Every year the leaves fall, the days grow short, and the snow piles high. It is usually time to bring out the skis and boards and ride READ MORE

Montanya Tasting Room by Nathan Bilow

Blooming Where We Are Planted

Three-and-a-half years ago, the Hoskin family pulled up every stake we had set down over a decade and relocated two adults, two children and two companies to READ MORE

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Crested Butte Opening Day

By Francesca Pavillard-Cain I am skiing through three feet of fluffy powder down Teo, then Hawk’s Nest, and finishing with a high-speed jump off the cat track READ MORE

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A True Fish Story

By Shelly Steig The first time I heard there was salmon fishing in Colorado—yes Colorado! I was amazed. And this isn’t just any fishing—in Colorado the salmon READ MORE

Lupine Trail with Snow

Seasons Collide

October is a time of seasonal confusion in Crested Butte. We’re caught between seasons and activities. As the weeks pass, snow levels descend lower on the peaks READ MORE

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A Perfect Day in Curecanti

by Sandra Snell-Dobert Ah, early September in the Gunnison Basin. My favorite time of year begins with fall’s quilt of color starting to ease over the hillsides. READ MORE

Big Lake Fish

A Grand Fishing Season

Winding up the canyon I notice the truck thermometer drops to 39. It’s a stark reminder of how quickly the summer has gone by. They always seem READ MORE

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Lucky Me

Nearly every day I say to myself, “I am so lucky to live here.” Wow … just typing that brings a smile to my face. I wake READ MORE

Hiking Bliss

Hiking is one of my favorite pastimes in the Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley. There are so many trails that it’s typically hard to narrow it down to one. READ MORE

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